Frits Henningsen, Tables
Coffee table with hand coloured inlaid tiles by Frits HenningsenThe so-called Chinese mahogany coffee table. Executed by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen ca. in the 1930s. On top it has inlaid unique tiles depicting a fruit basket with decorative flowers. The tiles are handcoloured by painter and ceramist Jens Thirslund and executed at Herman August Kählers (HAK) pottery. The present model was exhibited in ‘Industriforeningen’, Copenhagen in 1933. Stand 12.
Literature: 40 years of Danish furniture design : the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibitions 1927-1966 ; Dansk møbelkunst gennem 40 aar : Københavns Snedkerlaugs møbeludstillinger 1927-1966 / Jalk, Grethe . – Tåstrup, 1987, Bd. 1, s. 156-157.H. 53 cm. (21") L. 71 cm. (28") W. 55 cm. (21,5")
Bjørn Wiinblad, Tables
Rare coffee table with 21 decorative tiles by Bjørn WiinbladThis rare coffee table designed by Danish multi-artist Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006) has 21 decorative hand-painted tiles on top. The tabletop frame is of Brazilian rosewood. Legs are made in bronze. The table was made in the early 1960s for luxury department store Illum Bolighus. It has a plaque from Illum Bolighus under the tabletop. H. 49,5 cm. (19,5”) L. 94 cm. (37”) W. 42 cm. (16,5”)